The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Local News

October 7, 2012

City Council to meet Monday

PALESTINE — The Palestine City Council on Monday is expected to consider awarding a bid for the sale of the former Rusk School building during its regular meeting.

The meeting is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers at 504 N. Queen St.

A work session is scheduled to precede the regular meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room at the same address.

Also on Monday, the council is expected to recognize Patsy Smith, community relations officer for the Palestine Police Department, for her efforts in helping coordinate the recent National Night Out event at Reagan Park.

Some of the other items on Monday's agenda include:

• CONSIDER an ordinance approving a budget adjustment for fiscal year 2011-12.

• CONSIDER approval of refund payment ($25,533.72) and account credit ($15,976.65) to Acid and Cementing Services for billing of Sewer and Sewer Surcharges on water only accounts and associated budget amendment.

• CONSIDER approval to reallocate a portion of funds budgeted for new meters for the hiring of a part-time meter reader and associated budget amendment.

• CONSIDER establishing November council meeting dates.

Near the conclusion of Monday's meeting, the council is expected to convene in closed session to discuss real property and economic development negotiations, relating to property located at 200 Vista Ridge and projects Pico and Swiss.

Paul Stone may be contacted via e-mail at

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